Defocusing a photo


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Defocusing a photo

If you'd like to defocus a photo a bit, there are a few options, from effects to additional sliders. Starting with the simple effect, you'll notice that you have the ability to blur the edges, and this is often where you want the defocus to occur. This value goes up to 11, which is unusual, because most of these stop at 8 or 9. So, you can go ahead and crank that up pretty high. Coming on over to the Adjust tab, you'll also notice that you could play with things, such as De-noise.

Now, De-noise is normally used to remove detail in the image, but as you crank that up, you'll see that the image starts to get a bit dreamy. Then, follow that up, actually, with a little bit of Sharpness to bring back some of the details, and what you'll see there is that we've defocused the image, and guided the eye. I'd recommend you follow it up with some Contrast, or a Boost effect. But, in this case, we have a nice focal spot, with softer areas around. If we take a look at anoth...

Defocusing a photo
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Defocusing a photo provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

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